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Monsoon Featuring Sheila Chandra
Monsoon, Sheila Chandra
Monsoon Featuring Sheila Chandra
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Folk, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Monsoon, Sheila Chandra
Title: Monsoon Featuring Sheila Chandra
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fontana Island
Release Date: 3/21/1995
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, Folk, World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, Contemporary Folk, India & Pakistan, India, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 731452652720, 731452652744

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One of the best CD's in existence.
P. Abramoff | Moorpark, California United States | 09/25/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is one of the favorite in my collection.
I play it over and over and over.I was first blown away by the song "Eyes" when I heard
it on an alternative music station back in 1983. I went
right to the store and purchased "Third Eye" by Monsoon
(on vinyl) as an import. Since then, I'd been searching
for the same album as a CD.This CD features the entire "Third Eye" album, plus
several additional tracks, and is retitled "Monsoon,
featuring Sheila Chandra."Throughout, this CD cases traditional Indian instruments
and sounds, but toned down from the ordinary Indian style
which is very fast and loud. The stylings of Monsoon
take on a very relaxing mode, whether played softly or
loudly. Sheila Chandra's melodic voice carries this
music beautifully, while the background scores drone
hypnotically.This CD also features a fascinating remake of the Beatles'
"Tomorrow Never Knows" from their "Revolver" album.If one wants to "take a gamble" and purchase a CD of
music they've never heard before, this may be one worth
Only the Best from this Artist
Kali | United Kingdom | 04/27/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sheila Chandra is the music industry's unsung heroine (forgive the terrible pun here!) but honestly I am surprised this woman with her beautiful voice, catchy lyrics and dynamic interpretation of music are not more mainstream. Her CDs are almost impossible to get hold of in the UK and I am often forced to buy imports which cost an arm and a leg! Her song "Sunset over the Ganges" is exquisite, and the song "Ever So Lonely" is a fantastic mix of East meets West. Okay so that is a cliche but in this case it is true. If you don't believe, do yourself a favour and buy this album, you won't regret it I promise you."
Shimmeringly Brilliant!
Kali | 06/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Yes indeed, recorded in 1982, but not released until after the band had broken up due to a disagreement with their label, Polygram, the Monsoon album, entitled "Third Eye", was a brilliant synthesis of traditional Hindi music with Western dance beats. It spawned the English hit "Ever So Lonely" and received college radio airplay for their remake of the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows". I looked for the original album, when it first came out, fruitlessly for several years. When I finally found it, it immediately became one of my favorite albums...and one my whole family (including my parents, who I was sure made a point of hating everything I liked) could happily listen to while driving long distances. I'd been looking to get "Third Eye" on CD forever, it seems. This CD, not the "Third Eye" album, contains all the songs on the original album in some form or other plus the singles' b-sides and remixes. I was upset at first that the original version of "Shakti (the Meaning of Within)" isn't included on this CD, instead opting for an extended dance remixed version, but the inclusion of "Indian Princess", a song I only heard once on the radio and which isn't on the original "Third Eye" album, overcame my disappointment. I eventually found a CD copy of the original "Third Eye" album and am very happy indeed. Now, all I need is Sheila Chandra's "Quiet" album, and I'm set for life!"